Nagi Noda is a Japanese artist, designer, and director. She is the one behind the fantastic “Sentimental Journey” clip for Japanese pop star Yuki. She also created Hanpanda, the half panda, half other beast who appeared in her art exhibits and was also part of a collaboration with L.A./N.Y. fashion brand Libertine. One of her most enduring, and spectacular work is her Hair Hats series. This incredible animal-shaped hair sculptures didn’t need much, just some hair weaves, real hair, wire, and a ton of creativity. Sadly, Nagi Noda died in 2008 at the age of 35 due to complications from a vehicular accident.
Take a look at her website.